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U.S. taxpayer dollars funding the Afghan insurgency

Billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are fuelling corruption in Afghanistan and funding the insurgency, according to a six-month investigation by the House subcommittee on National Security and Foreign affairs.

The committee's chairman, Rep. John F. Tierney, D-Mass., told CBS News : "the business is war and the war is business and you've got Warlord Inc.' going on over there."

Committee investigators found that private contractors in Afghanistan have been paying local warlords, criminals, government officials and a list of others for security on Afghanistan's roads, to get much needed supplies to U.S and NATO bases. But even worse, anecdotal evidence indicates that U.S. tax dollars are also going into the hands of the Taliban, who own many of the roads and areas through which the trucking convoys have to pass, reports CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan .

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Added: Jun-22-2010 Occurred On: Jun-22-2010
By: Snusmumrikken
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Afghanistan, LiveLeaks
Tags: Afghanistan, Taliban, corruption
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